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AN ADVENTURE IN FRESHLY FORAGED PRODUCE WITH RUSTIC FLAVOUR & CHARM 30 Years Of Italian Heritage The Burzotta family set up one of the first authentically run Italian Restaurants in Southend-On-Sea Essex. The recipes of the old country, the fresh ingredients, the simplicity of Italian cooking, all deliciously accompanied with fine wines, representative of the Italian regions, brought to the town centre of Southend, the traditions of Italian heritage & culinary cuisine. As the restaurant grew in popluarity, relatives came to visit, with some remaining. Il Pescatore restaurant's lifespan now reaches close to 30 years of trading, it can proudly profess to be the original and one of the longest
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great authentic Italian restaurant. I had spaghetti bolognese and a garlic bread, and loved it. I’ll be coming back for sure!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful meal and setting. Staff and food were lovely once again. I’ve been here a few times and never disappointed. Lovely experience all round, thank you!!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and restaurant, staff very friendly and welcoming. Food is amazing! Plenty of options and very fresh sea food

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the original Southend Italian, consistently incredible food and dining atmosphere. My go to is Funghetti Al Peperoncino & Spaghetti Mare E Monti, you must try for yourself.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing restaurant, we always have a great experience every time we visit. Could not fault it, the staff are so lovely and the food was incredible. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great little find. Lovely Italian food with a great cozy atmosphere, catered to our every need. Will be returning.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daniel has one most authentic restaurants in whole of England ! He has mastered the Sicilian vibe and the food is amazing ! Staff are so polite and really make you feel like you in Italy ! And let’s not forget the endless amazing wines...he has to choose from! I will be returning monthly as it’s close to home a real gem !More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely great food and amazing atmosphere. Came here for a friends birthday through recommendation and was not disappointed. Starters and main were incredible and desert was especially banging!! Staff and manager Dan were incredibly welcoming and accommodating. I am myself Italian and food was al...dente 🤌🏻!! I will certainly be coming again. Grazie!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again a lovely evening at il pescatore for us all , food was beautifully presented and taste was faultless 5 stars from us , Thankyou personally to Daniel aswell who took great care of us will definitely be returning *****

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

We have payed with a card, but the amount did not add to what we had. When we asked a few times for a receipt, they refused to give one. I do not recomend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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claire Raffike, General Manager at Il Pescatore Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2024

DRUNKEN CROATIAN LADY!!! If anything you should be apologising to my staff and the other customers in the Restaurant who were all complaining about how loud and you rude you all were. So lets start...You turned up at 9pm clearly drunk as you all staggered...More

Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Best Italian in Southend!!! Hidden gem in town. Tucked away just off Southend high street in Queen rd you will find the most beautiful restaurant ever. The food was amazing!!! The garlic bread with cheese was to die for. My partner had Scallops and prawns...and I went for the Burrata with Parma ham. Both were bustling with favours, the Burrata just melted in your mouth and the scallops were cooked to perfection. For the main course we both went for the fillet steak Rossini. The steak was medium rare which is just how we like it. Full of flavours and nice and juicy. We shared the chocolate fondant for dessert and I’m glad we did because we were both stuffed by the end of it. The staff were very welcoming and always smiling they made us feel very welcome. We will certainly be back! Thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 December 2023 via mobile

Met up with friends for a pre Christmas Italian meal with dear friends. From entering until we left we were made to feel very special and the staff could not have been more friendly. The food was excellent, timely and very tasty. What a great...venue hopefully we will go again sometimeMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

I enjoyed a very pleasant luncheon here today with a friend. The best Spaghetti Marinara I have ever tasted. Polite, attentive staff. Really first class service and food. Well done and thank you.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

A decade-long love affair with this Italian haven culminates in a glowing review. Their commitment to authenticity is unparalleled, evident in each meticulously crafted dish. The fresh fish, a testament to their dedication to quality, consistently delights my taste buds. The chefs' expertise shines through,...ensuring a culinary journey that transports you straight to Italy. Combine this with attentive service and a cozy atmosphere, and you have a dining experience that remains unmatched in town. Here's to many more years of relishing the sublime flavors of this culinary treasure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023 via mobile

Another fabulous meal at what has been our favourite restaurant for many years. A really authentic Italian restaurant, with great atmosphere, and really friendly staff. You feel as if Al Pacino could walk in at any moment! All of the items on the menu that...we have sampled so far have been superb. But the fillet steaks are really something else! If you've not been here before, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Il Pescatore Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5